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I have a 00 e350 with a 5.4 it wont start
, ran fine

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i have a 00 e350 with a 5.4 it wont start
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: ran fine monday went in the ditch on the way home, left it running got pulled out. drove home went to start it tuesday it would start then die did that several times. went out today and it wont start. checked the solenoid with key on got red spark with no crank.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
replaced TPS last week.
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

I see you have stated that the vehicle will not start however can you please elaborate on does it crank and not start or does not crank over either?



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
today it does not Crank at all. lights come, dash cycles and nothing
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.

Ok, How about before when it simply would not start...... did it crank then and not start or related to this problem it does not and has not cranked and thus not starting? This helps with diagnosis direction.



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
didnt have a problem before... yesterday it would start and die , today nothing NO CRANK or start. turn the key and nothing.
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.

Have you had the battery tested yet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Battery tested good. full charge
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.

This was tested with a load tester or voltmeter?

If you turn on the headlights and try starting, do they slightly dim or go out?

Is the check engine light staying on? and if so have you pulled the codes yet?



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Load tester
Have not pulled the codes
Lights dont dim .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Check engine light is on
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.

Ok, I would next pull the codes to see what codes are being sent. You very well may have security codes. Esp if the security light is flashing and if it is please follow this link to relearn:

If that is not the problem please pull the codes and we can continue.

Thank you!
- Joe

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